Review: Brad Paisley amazes at New York's Nassau Coliseum Special

Posted Feb 17, 2014 by Markos Papadatos
On February 16, country music star Brad Paisley headlined his "Beat This Winter" tour at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.
Country singer Brad Paisley
Country singer Brad Paisley
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Danielle Bradbery from The Voice, as well as RCA Nashville artists Chris Young and Dee Jay Silver served as his opening acts, warming up the stage for Paisley.
He commenced his set with "Southern Comfort Zone" as the stage was graced in blue lights.
"Well, good evening everybody," he said, greeting his fans. "This is the 'Beat This Winter' tour. Thursday night, winter won."
Paisley continued, "By the time we are done, you are going to think it's summer. Let's start with this one right here for all you Long Island rednecks that can't keep your trucks clean."
He immediately broke into the catchy "Mud on The Tires" and it was followed by his latest radio single "The Mona Lisa," which is already at Top 20 hit on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay charts.
Paisley changed the pace of his set with the fun "Celebrity," as the large screen displayed some cool and witty caricatured tabloid clips. In "Outstanding in Our Field," Dee Jay Silver was able to get the crowd on their feet.
He did a stellar cover of Van Halen's "Hot For Teacher," which was an electric guitar masterpiece. This version would have made Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members of the iconic rock group Van Halen proud.
An Arista Nashville recording artist, Paisley closed the first segment of his set with "Old Alabama," which garnered a major response.
Highlights from the second portion of his show, included Paisley playing "I'm Still a Guy" on his acoustic guitar, and equally impressive was his solo performance of "When I Get Where I'm Going." "Beat This Summer" was certainly the theme of yesterday's concert.
With the help of modern technology, a Carrie Underwood hologram, Paisley sang a soaring rendition of their collaboration "Remind Me."
For his encore, he sang "Alcohol," which left the Long Island crowd yearning for more. Dee Jay Silver was a great asset in helping Paisley get the party started in New York, and they all succeeded.
The Verdict
In summation, Brad Paisley proved that he is one of the most hardest-working male vocalists and instrumentalists in country music, who gives his all in his live performance. All artists including openers Chris Young and Danielle Bradbery were at the top of their game tonight. His "Beat This Winter" concert in New York garnered an A rating. It is recommended for country fans of all ages.
For more information on country crooner Brad Paisley and his upcoming "Beat This Winter" tour dates, visit his website.